Cat (Work) Bench

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Project by HoneyDew posted 07-23-2016 07:04 AM 2112 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to make a liter box in the garage with a pass thru. I thought the box should be a little more practical so I turned the box into a work bench and added some functionality to the otherwise boring idea. Plus I thought my son-in-law would like it better.

The work bench is was constructed using a 2×4 frame – trimmed the rounded edges off and used kreg jig. I added an MDF top with a white hardboard for a replaceable top surface. I used my panel cutting table with the rest of the MDF to get as close to dead flat surface as I could for preparing the top. Middle layer was another kreg frame using 1-by. I separate the top frame and the mid-frame with solid 1×10 and the kreg again. All glued. The bottom panels was 1/4 baltic birch with the edge 1×3 tying it all together from top to bottom. I assembled it all upside down. The door panel where the litter box goes is a simple drop in door with two latches to keep it from rattling from air pressure. I decide to make thinner drawers since I always lose things in too deep of drawer. The last open drawer space I left since they will probably have something else up against the corner of the bench anyway.

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#1 posted 07-23-2016 11:31 AM

Very verstaile with lot of compartments and storage space.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-23-2016 02:01 PM

The whole family should be happy with that one. Looks great.

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#3 posted 07-23-2016 02:36 PM

That’s a very nice setup. You went the extra mile for sure.

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#4 posted 08-06-2016 01:34 PM

as a catlover, I think it’s awesome !! we live on a small farm and have 15 cats around the place and have a few entrances for the cats to come and go so the pass-thru idea is a great concept, and as a woodworker I love the dual purpose you created for the project.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#5 posted 08-06-2016 02:31 PM

its the cats meow ….....GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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